Del Mar News & Announcements

These announcements and Press Releases are updated frequently. For Stable Notes and other race-related news, you can read our Stable News.

"Jackpot" Pool Climbs to $441,293 at Del Mar

Sunday, July 30th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Del Mar’s Single Ticket Jackpot pool reached a season high of $441,293 heading into Wednesday’s program at the seaside oval following the lack of a solo ticket winner on Sunday’s 10th program of the meeting....

Del Mar's "Artist of the Week" Program Returns Wednesday

Sunday, July 30th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Racing art by Heather Roddy, one of the artists who'll be part of "Artist of the Week" at Del Mar. An arrangement that Del Mar featured previously but had gone dormant of late will spring...

Hellmers and Hartshorn Running One-Two in the Del Mar Challenge

Saturday, July 29th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Christian Hellmers of Del Mar and Steve Hartshorn of Fallbrook, CA, were the top two finishers on day one of the 14th annual Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Hellmers turned the $5,000 live money bankroll into...

Victor Espinoza: Sights Were Set, Now the Dream Is Realized

Friday, July 28th, 2017   (1 year ago)
By Gene Williams Over the past 15 years, there’s quite a case to be made for Victor Espinoza being the nation’s hottest professional jockey. After all, he has won seven Triple Crown races, numerous other...

"Zenyatta, 'Queen of Racing'" Has Premiere Saturday at Del Mar

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Zenyatta © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club A movie that tells the story of one of the greatest racemares of all time – Zenyatta – will be premiered at Del Mar this Saturday shortly after the...

Del Mar's Opening Week of Racing: Full, Competitive, Safe

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017   (1 year ago)
Starting Gate Opening Day © Eclipse Sportswire Del Mar’s 78th summer season was off and running in fine fashion with large fields, highly competitive racing and safe journeys for all of the track’s horses and...

Del Mar Intern Class of 2017 has Distinct Local Flavor

Friday, July 21st, 2017   (1 year ago)
That’s DMTC president and CEO Joe Harper in the middle with Del Mar’s 2017 intern crew (from left): Sean White, Reyna Haile, Hannah Mathiesen, Jessica Schulz and Tyler Stephens. Through 2016, the Del Mar Thoroughbred...

Single Ticket Cashes for $84,518 in Del Mar's Pick Six

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (1 year ago)
A single Pick Six ticket on races 3 through 8 Thursday at Del Mar took down a nifty pot of $84,518 – collection both the day’s regular Pick Six pool as well as the “Jackpot”...

Original Arrogate had a Major Impact at Del Mar Too

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Arrogate (inside) and John Longden win the 1956 Del Mar Handicap to make the rider the winningest jockey in the world. by Hank Wesch Arrogate, the consensus best horse in the world in 2017, ends...

Breeders' Cup Announces New Infield Festival, Taste of Breeders' Cup: San Diego

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (1 year ago)
New Culinary Experience to Bring the Best of Southern California Cuisine to Del Mar Infield During the World Championships on November 3 & 4

Del Mar Opening Day Hats Contest

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017   (1 year ago)
From left to right: Aubrey Fohl, Christine Best, Lauren Donahue, Andria Elam, Lauren Jenkins, Virginia Foster, Carlene McKnight, Mollie Cameron, Belinda Berry, Christina Stutz The 23rd annual Opening Day Hats Contest at Del Mar, presented...

Full Field in Oceanside Stakes Features Opening Day of Del Mar's 78th Season

Monday, July 17th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Bowie's Hero © Benoit Photo The always highly-anticipated summer season of quality Thoroughbred racing at Del Mar kicks off Wednesday with a full field of 14 three-year-olds scheduled to compete in the $100,000 added Oceanside...

Del Mar - Uber Team up to Give Fans a First-Rate Ride to Track

Saturday, July 15th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Uber today announced a partnership that will give racing fans better access to convenient rides to and from the shore oval this summer. The primary change installed for the 2017...

New Infield LED Board to Enhance Video Viewing at Del Mar

Friday, July 14th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Racing fans will have a brand new crisp and clear way to see their horses in action this summer at Del Mar following the installation of a 21-foot high, 35-foot wide LED video board in...

Del Mar "Discounts" Available Once Again for 2017 Meet

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Del Mar offered a series of discounts, notably for food and beverage, during its 2016 meeting and they proved to be the one thing that racetrack folks like best of all – a winner. So...

Del Mar's Wide-Ranging Bet Menu Includes Special Pick Six Wager

Friday, June 23rd, 2017   (1 year ago)
Del Mar’s wagering menu comes with its usual full-range of betting options for 2017 and again is expected to attract some of the highest pools in racing. But additionally this year the track will include...

Del Mar to Host Chargers Salute to San Diego Fans on Saturday, July 22

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017   (1 year ago)
“Chargers Day at Del Mar,” a celebration of the team’s rich history in San Diego keyed around the team’s former players paying tribute to their faithful fans, will be held Saturday, July 22 at the...

Superstar Arrogate Scheduled to Return in TVG San Diego 'Cap July 22

Monday, June 5th, 2017   (1 year ago)
"The TVG San Diego likely is our next stop if all goes well,” said Arrogate’s trainer, Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. “We’ll take him to Del Mar for the summer and if he gets back in action in the TVG San Diego, that could be a good prep for the Pacific Classic and then possibly the Breeders’ Cup Classic.”

2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Race Distances Announced

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017   (1 year ago)
© Breeders’ Cup/Eclipesportswire The Breeders’ Cup today announced the official distances of the 13 races comprising the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held, for the first time, at the Del Mar racetrack...

See and Be Scene at Del Mar's Summer Racing Season

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Top-tier concerts, Thoroughbreds and craft-food and beer festivals are in store during an entertainment-packed summer.